Strikepoint, one of the world’s top handbell ensembles, will be performing at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 in the South Hardin High School Auditorium (1800 24th St.) in Eldora. There is no admission charge, but a $10 donation is suggested. The concert is part of their 2014 summer tour.
The group, from First United Methodist Church in Duluth, Minnesota, was established in 1984 and has been touring annually since 1986. Their travels have taken them to England, Scotland, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, Hawaii and throughout the mainland U.S., with performances in four national capitals, three National Handbell Directors’
Seminars, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, the Crystal Cathedral and Disneyland. Strikepoint rings 76 bronze Schulmerich handbells, 25 Silver Melody Bells, 36 Schulmerich Melody Chimes®, as well as a wide variety of percussion and other instruments. The 11-member directorless ensemble is unique among touring handbell groups as a combination church/community and youth/adult group. Bill Alexander, a nationally known handbell clinician and conductor, is the leader of the ensemble.